The Silo Series was created to promote the sharing of the written and spoken word among an already existing and thriving arts community.

All events are by $5 suggested donation and open to all.

Readings take place roughly every two months.

Poets Joan Houlihan & Martha Collins
September 7, 7pm

Martha Collins is the author of nine books of poetry, including the recently published Night Unto Night, which is a sequel to Day Unto Day (2014). Collins has also published four volumes of co-translated Vietnamese poetry, and has won numerous awards for her work. Founder of the Creative Writing Program at U.Mass-Boston and Pauline Delaney Professor of Creative Writing at Oberlin College for ten years, she is currently editor-at-large for Oberlin’s FIELD magazine and one of the editors of the Oberlin College Press.

Joan Houlihan is the author of five books of poetry, most recently, Shadow-feast from Four Way Books. Houlihan has taught at Columbia University, Emerson College, and Smith College. She currently serves on the faculty of Lesley University’s Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is Professor of Practice in Poetry at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Houlihan founded and directs the Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference.

Sherrie Flick, Rebecca Hennessey, & Guy Capecelatro
September 21, 7pm

Sherrie Flick is the author of the novel Reconsidering Happiness (Univ. of Nebraska Press) and two short story collections Whiskey, Etc.–named a Foreword INDIES bronze award winner for best story collection and an Entropy Best Fiction Book of 2016–and Thank Your Lucky Stars (2018), both out with Autumn House Press. Her stories also appear in W.W. Norton’s Flash Fiction Forward, New Sudden Fiction, and New Micro. She teaches in the MFA and Food Studies programs at Chatham University and serves as series editor for The Best Small Fictions 2018 anthology.

Guy Capecelatro III is a prolific musician and writer whose short stories and poems have appeared in The Quarterly, Quarterly West, Story Quarterly, Hawaii Review, The Penguin Review, Utter, Dasein, The Square, Good Fat and others. His column, Some Women, for the Seacoast magazine The Wire, was compiled in a book and he served as editor for the ‘zine Two-Ton Santa for four years. He currently runs the label Burst and Bloom which releases books and music.

Rebecca Hennessy writes poetry, short fiction and essay.  She is a garlic farmer, small business owner, and mother. Rebecca and her family live in Portsmouth, NH.



A Holiday Family Story Hour
December 14, 2017

Come get in the holiday spirit for an hour of celebration as Molly Simmons, Andrew & Bonnie Periale, and Tim Horvath read a selection of their favorite holiday stories in the The Word Barn!

Enjoy delicious cookies, hot cocoa, puppets, & lots of holiday cheer!
Bring your kids in their pjs (if you’d like)

All ages are welcome!

$5 per person/ $20 per family
Click here for tickets.

Past readers have included:

Maggie Dietz, Tim Horvath, David Rivard, Chard DeNiord, Paul Yoon, Matt Miller, Mark Decarteret, Jessica Purdy, Jayne Benjulian, Todd Hearon, S Stephanie,  Jim Rioux, Andrew Periale, Katherine Towler, Ralph Sneeden, Andrew Mitchell, Sue Repko, Peter Anderson, Hope Jordan, Jenny Johnson, Erica Plouffe Lazure, Beth Ann Miller, Megan Leonard, William Stratton, Cynthia Huntington, Clark Knowles, Mike Nelson, Lauren Mb Vermette, Kathleen Clancy, Nancy Jean Hill, Jerome Daly, Kristen Ringman, Alice B Fogel, Ella McGrail, Jessica Purdy, and Michael McInnis, Meg Day, David Moloney, Michael Brosnan, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Lee Ann Dalton, Tom Simpson, Adrian Shirk, Mercy Carbonell, Baron Wormser, Cyndle Plaisted Rials, Kate Hanson Foster, Mimi White, Jim Rioux, Mary Saliba, Jon Lemay, Shira Dentz